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All urban local bodies in Telangana to have master plans ready by June, 2018

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The New Indian Express      21.04.2017 

All urban local bodies in Telangana to have master plans ready by June, 2018

HYDERABAD: If everything goes according to the plan, all the urban local bodies (ULBs) in Telangana will have a master plan by June 2, 2018. 

The directorate of town and country planning (DTCP), which has been given the job of preparing the master plans, has initiated the process of preparing the base maps and started processing village revenue maps for all ULBs by engaging consultants.

Its being done as per the department of industrial promotion and policy (DIPP) directive that all the ULBs should have a master plan to better their ‘ease of doing business’ (EoDB).

Once the master plans are ready, they will be kept on the (DTCP) website. Sources in the municipal administration and urban development department said that the plans would be put online later. Of the 73 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state, 14 are covered by urban development authorities (UDAs). Master plans for 32 ULBs have been prepared in the first phase under the Telangana Municipal Development Programme. 

Master plans are being prepared by dividing the state into Hyderabad and Warangal regions. In the Warangal region, master plans for Adilabad, Bhainsa, Jagtial, Jangaon, Kagaznagar, Korutla, Kothagudem, Mancherial, Mandamarri, Metpalli, Nirmal, Palvancha, Sircilla municipalities, and Karimnagar, Khammam and Ramagundam corporations are available on the DTCP website.

In the Hyderabad region, the master plans for Bodhan, Gadwal, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Narayanapet, Sadasivpet, Siddipet, Suryapet, Tandur, Vikarabad, Wanaparthy and Zaheerabad municipalities and Nizamabad corporation are available online as well. Master plans for the 27 ULBs are being worked on now, officails ources said.


MADA to finalise agency for master plan by March 28

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The Hindu         02.03.2017  

MADA to finalise agency for master plan by March 28

Vice-Chairman says a five-member committee formed for selection

The Machilipatnam Area Development Authority (MADA) will finalise the selection of agency for preparing master plan by March-end. The tenders from the interested agencies have been invited and March 20 is the last date for submission.

“A five-member evaluation committee comprising experts has been set up to select the agency for preparing the master plan. The selection of the agency will be done by March 28,” MADA Vice-Chairman M. Venugopala Reddy told The Hindu . “International agencies are also being encouraged to submit their tenders as we are looking for quality and expertise, given the need of having a robust master plan for developing the area spreading 426.16 square kilometres,” he added.

The MADA master plan would likely to be on the lines of Amaravati master plan, focussing on developing tourism and township required to be developed for the port and industrial corridor projects. The master plan would be prepared for the entire area of 426 square kilometres, including above 30,000 acres of land that was proposed for Machilipatnam deep sea port and industrial corridor.

Port project

In February 2016, the State government constituted the MADA, bringing 28 revenue villages and 27 villages in Machilpatnam mandal, including Machilipatnam Municipality, under its jurisdiction with 2.41 lakh of population. Mr. Venugopala Reddy has confirmed that over 5,200 acres of land would be spared for the proposed deep sea port based on the detailed project report prepared before constituting the MADA. “We have targeted to hand over the land to the Department of Ports in the first phase instead of waiting until completion of gathering of 30,000 acres,” he added.


Decision on notifying master plan to be taken up soon

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The Hindu         05..01.2015   

Decision on notifying master plan to be taken up soon

MUDA to hold meeting with Siddaramaiah on Thursday

Government has to take a final decision on notifying the master plan within the next three months, consequent to a court directive.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM
Government has to take a final decision on notifying the master plan within the next three months, consequent to a court directive.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

A decision on notifying the Mysore Master Plan 2031 will be taken up soon and a crucial meeting will take place in Bengaluru between the Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday.

The Mysore-Nanjangud Local Planning Area – 2031 or simply the ‘Mysore Master Plan – 2031’ was unveiled in August 2012 but is yet to be notified following stringent criticisms against it.

MUDA chairman K.R. Mohan Kumar told The Hindu that both the Chief Minister and the district in-charge Minister have been apprised of the urgency of notifying the plan, without which planning by local bodies would be held up.

‘Govt. to decide’

“The final decision is left to the government to either accept the plan or reject it, though it is unlikely that the entire exercise would be allowed to go waste,” said Mr. Kumar.

Whatever the outcome of the January 8 meeting, the government has to take a final decision on notifying the master plan within the next three months consequent to a court directive, he pointed out.

“The court took cognisance of the delay in notification after a petition was filed and gave eight months time to the government, of which five months is already over,” the MUDA chairman added.

There were more than 1,880 objections to the original master plan document from members of the public, including NGOs and bodies like the Builders Association of India and the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), who sought a higher floor-area ratio in the city.

The objections were filed when the BJP was at the helm of affairs in Karnataka. The government incorporated the suggestions and carried out modifications to the original plan. However, there was a new government before the plan could be notified, giving the new MLAs another opportunity to incorporate their suggestions.

Mr. Kumar said the revised document was ready but it had to be notified for legal sanctity.

“It is mandatory for the government not only to place the objections on record but spell out the reasons for overruling the objections. Otherwise the exercise of calling for objections would be reduced to a mockery of public involvement,” said H.V.S. Murthy, an advocate.

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